- 1. signal, signaling, sign, communication
- usage: any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
- 2. signal, incitement, incitation, provocation
- usage: any incitement to action; "he awaited the signal to start"; "the victory was a signal for wild celebration"
- 3. signal, electricity, electrical energy
- usage: an electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes
- 1. sign, signal, signalize, signalise, communicate, intercommunicate
- usage: communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs; "He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture"; "The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu"
- 2. bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal, tell
- usage: be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
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- 1. signal, impressive (vs. unimpressive)
- usage: notably out of the ordinary; "the year saw one signal triumph for the Labour party"
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